Talking about a concert

A. I had fantastic weekend !
B. Really? What exactly made it so great?
A. Well, I was planning to have just a normal weekend, - you know, a lie-in on Saturday morning, a bit of shopping with Mum and Dad in the afternoon, maybe cinema in the evening with friends. Then my cousin Philip rang. He said he had a spare ticket for Patti Smith gig in Manchester. His girlfriend couldn't make it from Dublin, so he offered it to me instead!
B. Wow! You're lucky! She's amazing!! What was it like? Did she sing “Because the Night”?
A. Of course, she did! But she also sang all the songs from her new album. It's incredible ! When you think about it, she's been singing for over thirty years! !
B. That's amazing ! Who was she performing with?
A. Oh, Lenny Hayes and his band. Have you heard of them?
B. Yes, I have actually. I saw them once at the Wembley Arena. They were the supporting band for the Killers on their UK tour a few years ago. Where were you sat? At the front?
A. Oh yeah ! We had very good seats – we were almost right at the front. We weren’t sitting for very long though. Everyone was up and dancing to the music while Patti was singing.
B. Did you buy any souvenirs?
A. Yeah, I bought a tour T-shirt for myself and a couple of mugs for my parents. They’re big fans, too ! They were so jealous when they knew where I was going.
B. How did you get to Manchester?
A. I took the 5.30 train. My cousin picked me up at the station and we drove out to the venue.
B. I can’t believe ! I wish I could have come with you.
A. Yeah, me too. You’re right though! It was such a wonderful experience. I do feel sorry for Susie, my cousin’s girlfriend. She was looking forward to the gig! She had booked her plane ticket for Dublin, but air traffic control was on strike and all. That's shame!
B. What did Philip get her?
A. He bought her the new album and he even managed to get it autographed for her! .